The politicians trying to stop Brexit held a rally outside Parliament last night. Calling themselves ‘the Remain Alliance’ and demanding a ‘People’s Vote’, they claimed to be standing up for ‘democracy’ against the ‘unelected Prime Minister’ whom they accused of carrying out a ‘coup’. They included Jo Swinson, Ian Blackford, Caroline Lucas, Emily Thornberry, Dominic Grieve, Jess Phillips, Phillip Lee, Liz Saville Roberts and Diane Abbott.
Incredibly, nearly all of these MPs then trooped back into the House of Commons to vote against Boris’s call for a General Election. Yes, you read that correctly. They passionately denounced Boris for being unelected and then, without pausing for breath, blocked his attempt to hold an election. They pleaded for a ballot in which the British public can once again say whether they want to leave or remain in the EU, and then stopped one from taking place.
Welcome to the looking glass world of the Remainers in which the Conservative leader seeking the consent of the British people before taking us out of the EU is a ‘tinpot dictator’ and the Labour leader who’s been demanding an election on a daily basis for the last two years, but who’s changed his mind at the last minute because he knows the British people don’t support his position on Brexit, is a courageous man of principle who’s defending democracy. (To read more, click here.)